February 2016 Table of Contents

 

In Focus

Great photography requires a good camera, a keen eye and talented photographers like these to pull those both together

Going Platinum: PVA at 70

It's been 70 years since a small group of paralyzed veterans started what would become the nation's premiere organization dedicated to the care and advocacy of veterans with SCI/D

All Aboard

Experience a relaxing and unique vacation within a vacation by hitting the rails and traveling the country in an accessible room onboard an Amtrak train

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Also in this issue:

PVA From The Top: Progress & Purpose

Without PVA's efforts, $1 billion in veterans' benefits just last year would still be federal funds

Reasons & Remarks: The Birth of PVA

We should take great pride in the contribution of the men who created us and what they gave us to work with and to grow

Research Update: Better Exoskeletons

Swiss sensory motor scientists are hoping to inspire a new generation of more flexible, less constraining, powered exoskeletons that improve the lives of the severely disabled and paralyzed

People: Kickin It in the Kitchen

One California native is cooking up a storm with his culinary YouTube tutorials

Veteran Advisor: VA Dental Service

If you're a veteran, it’s very likely that over the years you've experienced some type of problem with the Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Service

PVA Points: Now Boarding

Paralyzed Veterans of America's Advocacy Department received a firsthand look at one of Royal Caribbean International's newest accessible cruise ships

Newsbeat: Denver VA Contract

The Army Corps of Engineers finalizes contract with prime contractor for building VAMC in Aurora, Colo.

Newsbeat: Fertility Services

Discounted fertility services now available

Newsbeat: Back to Work

Governors, state legislators and workforce development boards now have access to a new resource to help bolster their efforts to increase the number of people with disabilities in the American workforce

Newsbeat: Veterans Choice

Changes designed to make participation in the Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient

Newsbeat: Early ALS Treatment

ALS gene can be reversed by therapies targeting the mutant gene responsible for the pathology recent study says

Newsbeat: Ramp it Up

Ramp It Up For Veterans is slowly expanding its reach across the United States

Sports & Rec: Revved Up Vann

PVA member Doug Vann tripled up on division titles and finished as the high overall point winner during PVA Arizona's trap shoot event

Sports & Rec: Military Success

U.S. Army members Jennifer Schuble and Shawn Morelli enter the U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling Open all geared up

Sports & Rec: Roy Repeats

Las Vegas Invitational Scratch Division champion returns for seconds

And Finally: Finding the Words



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